I still haven't visited even half of the wonderful giveaway blogs for the Fall into fall quilt bloggers giveaway hosted by Debi. If you haven't signed up for my giveaway, click here to do that...you have until October 15th.
Before preparations begin at my house today for the Thanksgiving meal with my family, I'm having a cup of tea and writing a loooong blog post about a knitting project...yep, knitting!
In June I wrote a post about my home town trying to set a guinness world record - click here to read about it, and I must admit that I have been tempted to try knitting socks. Judy and Mary have been giving instruction tips and I love the look of their socks. But what is mostly inspiring me is the "Knit the Bridge" art project in my home town.
This photo on the left shows the knitted pieces that were collected at the Centre for the Arts over the summer that were used to dress up the downtown bridge, a project co-ordinated by Artist in Residence Sue Sturdy.
Here is a bad photo of me knitting a few rows on a group project that resided for the summer in a basket at a cafe overlooking the naked bridge. Anyone could come and knit a few rows while they enjoyed their tea or coffee and wondered what the bridge would look like when it was covered in knitting.
The shadows in my photographs are long due to the early hour of my visit... I got up early before I went to work and drove over to the bridge because I almost missed seeing it before it was dismantled!
To see a short amateur video click here...I just love the line the videographer says before the end of the video..."Stuff like this, makes people happy"!
Can you imagine all the hours of work that went into this project? From the knitting of the pieces, the organizing of the wrapping the bridge, the dismantling, then washing and reconstructing the pieces into blankets for charity donation. What an amazing project!
The only thing that stops me from getting out my knitting needles is that I love quilting so much and have so many quilted projects I want to work on!